Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Trout Tails - June 13, 2017

What a difference a year makes!  Water levels have been great this year, and while it may have lead to some cooler water temps and sluggish fish early on, the fishing has been on fire lately!  Been spending most of the time in North Central PA and have fished some pretty good caddis and cahill hatches the last couple weeks.  Also have been able to get the boat out a few days, which wasn't even an option last year.  Here are a few pics from the last couple weeks. 



Got a new tent for extended trips this year.  This thing is awesome, check out Springbar Tents if you are in the market for a new tent.  Decided it was time to get rid of the camper so I can camp and tow the boat. 



I really don't like these things, but at least it ate a dry haha.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Trout Tails - May 1, 2017

The spring has been off to a good start water wise, but the hatches seem to be a little screwy this year, maybe it is just me.  With the water, we were able to get the boat out Friday.  Caught a pile of fish nymphing in the morning, but couldn't bring myself to take any photos of them (washed out stockies).  We did catch a couple nice smallmouth as well, and they were a little more photo worthy.  Also experienced a great Grannom hatch, but they must not of looked enough like food pellets for the stockies to eat them as almost no fish were rising.  Those that did rise were inconsistent at best.


 


Friday, March 3, 2017

Chile 2017


It was a different year down south for sure this year.  We were plagued by car troubles and less than ideal fishing conditions (which really isn't uncommon in TDF), but we never were able to really get a break from the wind.  In the small spring creeks we fish, the browns are big, and they will eat anything......but the water is clear and they are spooky.  The wind forced us to fish most days downstream, which is usually a losing proposition.  We did catch fish every day, but some days were a struggle compared to years past.  We also had a couple days where it seemed like we could do no wrong, including one day (actually 5 hours) where we caught over 100 brookies, all between 16-19 inches.  Craziest thing I've ever seen.   Hope to have some video done in the next couple weeks.  We shot 1000's of photos and hours of video, as usual, and I'm still going through it all.  Here are a few of the stills from this year's trip.....scroll to bottom for the fish porn.

Loaded up, and ready to go. 

Fishing Day 1, minor set back when the wheel came off....that's right.....off.  Thankfully we had some spare lug nuts.  Limped it back to town for repairs.

Camp Food vs Non-Camp Food (King crab and spinach stuffed lasagna)







Searching



Break Time











The Day of the Brook Trout

Color

Release





Parakeet








Condor


No Fishing with Worms

Fish Porn






Age






Until Next Year